Friday, July 27, 2012

Rudy Gay to be Feted as Role Model of the Year

Rudy Gay will be the guest speaker at the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce's member breakfast meeting on Friday, Aug. 3. Gay will officially be presented with the chamber's 2012 Role Model of the Year Award.

The breakfast will be held at the Crowne Plaza Cromwell, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell. Networking begins at 7 a.m., the breakfast buffet begins at 7:45 a.m. and the breakfast meeting program runs from 8-9 a.m. Cost is $20 for chamber members and S$30 for non-members.

Gay is extremely active in his community and won the NBA Cares Community Assist Award in March, 2010, after helping to raise funds for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. He has co-hosted the Staxacular, a fundraiser that benefits the Stax Music Academy, for five consecutive years. For the past three years, he has also hosted a holiday shopping spree at Target that provides children from single-parent homes in the Memphis area the opportunity to purchase toys and other gifts for Christmas.

Gay has also hosted the 12th annual SportsBall in Memphis, a black-tie affair which benefits the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Memphis.



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